Several weeks ago…I wanted to take a day trip to some church history sites. We live about 2-2 1/2 hours from some pretty significant sites – for our church – and for our nation.
There are many groups of people who were mistreated by the US government – slaves, Native Americans, the Japanese Americans during WWII, to name a few, and the Mormons or early members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Some people didn’t like what those, “mormons” were preaching and they persecuted the members – killed, ran out, antago.
Who were the ‘they’? Oh, “Christians” who didn’t agree with our doctrine.
After Independence and Liberty Jail, we drove north a little further and stopped at Adam-ondi-ahman – The most beautiful and peaceful place – the Garden of Eden.
My brother Kaleb, Danny, Wiley and I spent the longest bit of our day wandering the trails of this place.
If Danny and I could buy property right now…it would look a lot like this place.
We took a path off the main trail and I thought it would be a great idea to take a family photo.
We were standing on the path maybe two minutes when Dan says, “Kaleb, hurry and take the photo, there are ticks crawling up our legs.”
At this point I look down and I have three ticks crawling up my legs.
I internally seized with terror from the feeling of little nasty ticks climbing my legs – Danny seemed to find it humorous.
And the moral of this story is “just stick to the marked trail.”
I was seven months pregnant, but I ran outta dere.
This may seem weird, but I hate ticks more than I hate snakes and spiders.
I’ve been bit by a poisonous snake, so I know what I’m talk’n ’bout people. Ticks are gross and some carry a bacteria that will give you lime disease!!
Ticks, snakes, spiders, and whatever else may live here… I’d still want a slice of heaven – just – like this place.
Knowing my husband, and the fact that he talks about buying land at least once a week, I know someday I will.
Until that time in our life comes, we will make it through school together, have more children and do some more exploring together!
I like to live my life from one adventure to the next.
I’m so grateful for my life –